Katie Mack Signs with Strikers for WBBL|05
Former Melbourne Stars batter Katie Mack has signed with the Adelaide Strikers for rebel WBBL|05.
As the second-highest run-scorer for the Stars with 846 runs, Mack sits behind only former Star and current Australian captain Meg Lanning, who joined the Perth Scorchers two seasons ago.
A talented opening batter for the ACT Meteors in the Women’s National Cricket League 50-over competition, Mack is able to make an impact in the top-to-middle order.
Notching 53 matches for the Stars across four seasons, the 25-year-old is known for her dynamic fielding and the ability to make handy contributions with the bat.
“I’ve always prided myself on being athletic, consistent and hard-working - I think they’re qualities that any team can’t have too much of,” Mack said.
When the opportunity arose to join the Strikers for WBBL|05, Mack expressed that her decision to come to Adelaide was easy.
“I’ve always enjoyed the way the Strikers have played their cricket and run their environment,” she said.
“There seems to be good opportunity for me within the team and the colour of the uniform helps too! I’m also looking to experience the Adelaide city and get as much out of the first-class resources, coaches and players at the Strikers as I can.”
A solid boost for the Strikers ahead of the fifth instalment of WBBL, Mack is already looking forward to having the chance to play alongside international superstars on the big stage.
“I’ve only played alongside a few of the girls, so it will be a fairly new situation for me,” she said.
“I am pretty excited to get the chance to bat alongside (Sophie) Devine and (Suzie) Bates.”
Head Coach Luke Williams believes Mack will be an asset to the side as a talented ball-striker who boasts high-level fitness and speed.
“We’re delighted to have secured Katie’s services this season,” Williams said.
“Katie is a really experienced player at WBBL level and has had some success batting in a number of different positions for the Melbourne Stars previously.
“We feel she can add a lot to our batting and fielding this season and we look forward to her joining us in October.”
The Strikers begin their WBBL|05 campaign at Karen Rolton Oval on 19 October. Entry to all Strikers home matches is free.
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